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tara wall was a senior media adviser for. an associate professor of science at columbia university. a fellow at the roosevelt institute and manuel reyes. thanks for having you here. it's nice to have you. >>> tara, welcome to nerdland. >> how did i know you were coming to me first. >> now i would like you to explain your party. >> lay it all on the table. >> in a certain way, it's so early, i feel silly talking about it. but i do think it's important that we not sort of come out of a win as i've seen both parties do in midterm elections or general elections with this narrative, oh, the other party is over. this is the decisive election. i don't think we see anything like that. when you look at the new herd, what seems to you like the things that are different? >> i think, number one, there are a couple of things. i think as you mentioned, it is a little more diverse, both ethnically and sexwise. i mean, you have a few more women which i think is great. i think after any election, everybody does recalibrating and lessons learned. i think what you don't want to lose sight of is the f
, there's so much social science data that shows the best way to control the behavior is to find ways to eliminate it out in the open. cigarette smoking and the impact of reducing young people's taking up cigarettes. >> david? >> i want to pick up what maya mentioned. a concern i have is the question of legalization of marijuana can overshadow the subissues we were talking about. the drug use and effects it has. >> disproportionate facts on latinos. >> in california. >> in dealing with, you know, the health issues. sometimes i think the debate is like legalization, like we were talking earlier. cutting taxes could solve our problems instead of looking at it. >> we want to create this like a health issue. if we had cancer, would we say in early stage cancer, give them a $100 fine. no, if they have a health issue. >> the thing that is key here, we are running the experiment now. we have been having this debate in the abstract. one of the things here, two things. what i find fascinating is it's as much a test of setting up a regulatory regime as a test of legalizing marijuana in prohibit
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